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Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect

Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect

The section of Frazier Street in Trenton where Trenton police shot and killed a man this morning.

The Star-Leger via YellowBrix

April 26, 2011

TRENTON, NJ – A Trenton man was shot and killed by three police officers early this morning after they responded to a report of an assault in progress on Frazier Street, officials said.

Corey Brown, 31, aggressively approached the three officers and refused to show his hands before they opened fire, acting Police Director Joseph Juniak said in a statement. Brown, who was later determined to be unarmed, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Unfortunately, the aggressive actions of the suspect appears to have dictated the actions taken by the officers in resorting to the use of deadly force,” Juniak said.

Trenton police were initially called to Frazier Street at 1:19 a.m. on a reported assault and told that the suspect may be armed.

Brown, who was walking away from the area when police arrived, became agitated and shoved his hand into his waistband, an action police later described as appearing as if he had a weapon, police said.

He initially refused to show his hands to the officers and became aggressive, police said. A woman tried to calm Brown, but he threw her to the ground, police said. He then approached the officers while raising his hand in a threatening manner and the officers shot him, police said.

“Believing that they were about to be fired upon and fearing for the safety of others, three officers fired their service issued weapons striking Brown,” said Sgt. Thomas McDonough, a police spokesman, in a press release.

Police have not released the names of the three officers involved in the shooting.

  • 100_0559


    over 3 years ago


    Only in America.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    Good job by the officers.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    suicide by cop!

  • 002_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Great job to officers involved. All the guy had to do was COMPLY very easy yet for some ??? Again great job Stay Safe

  • 21_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Great work, Go home when the day is over

  • Appatchie_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Great job to the officers, You went home safe and unharmed, THATS WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, He should have complied , the outcome was his choice, Again Good job. Stay safe

  • French_avatar_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Hand in waist band + refusing to show hands + coming at me + throws woman down etc. = deadly threat / drop him. Then go home to the wife and kids.

    Officers, sorry you had to do it, but the decision process seems very sound to me.

  • New_unit_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Is it just me or when these things get reported the fact that is happens at 1:19AM, in the dead of night as it were, gets mentioned almost in passing. While such movements during the day, when most of us are reading these articles, are not quite as serious because WE CAN SEE BETTER. They still are a major safety concern, BUT in the light of day we can and do have better observation skills. At night though, you cannot take a chance, if act you bad, fail to follow instructions, use a poor choice of vocabulary and act like you have something you do not, all in order to "show off" to all your homies that may be watching-it may not turn out well for you and you run a distinct possibility of missing the sunrise. Three officers that went home at the end of their shifts, that is what really counts.

  • 21r13_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Make sure at the end of your shift, you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    Here's a hint, show your hands when told to and dont assault someone in an Officer/ Deputy's presence then come up on them with aggressision. But then again stupid is as stupid does. Glad to hear none of the Officers were injured.

  • 100_0801_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Never been in that position of knowing I had shot and killed someone. Criminal-0 Police-1
    I would say that is going to weigh heavy on them for some time though. Great job guys,

  • Respect_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Oh well...poop happens. Good job by Trenton PD

  • Screen_shot_2011-04-10_at_8


    over 3 years ago


    Thoughts and prayers to all the officers involved. I am really glad that you all went home at the end of the night! Stay safe my brothers/sisters...

  • 1051193310_l_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Nice to see the Director take a firm and proper stance and do so publically

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    Glad the cops came out of this one ok; another 'suicide by cop' incident.

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